Fifteen (15) Safe Autumn Activities for Family Caregivers in the Delta Driven Pandemic

Fifteen (15) Safe Autumn Activities for Family Caregivers in the Delta-driven Pandemic

There are nearly 70 million family caregivers in America. Family caregiving is an essential part of the fabric of care in America. Caregiving is stressful. Caregiver burnout is very common. As the pandemic extends into our second autumn and with the explosion of the Delta variant, caregiver self-care is more important than ever. Hospitals are…

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Forty (40) Self-Care Tips for Caregivers in the Extended Pandemic

Forty (40) Self-Care Tips for Caregivers in the Extended Pandemic

We are entering a new wave of the pandemic. The spread of delta variant across the country is causing a rise in the number of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. At this moment no end to this wave is in sight. Family and professional caregivers must be vigilant in their caregiving responsibilities for others. Caregivers must…

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Making the Shift from Surviving to Living: Meeting More Than Just the Physical Needs of Our Elders

Making the Shift from Surviving to Living: Meeting More Than Just the Physical Needs of Our Elders

Written By: Amy Neu, MSW, LCSW “I don’t know why my body keeps going. I was ready to die a long time ago.” “It feels like my days are full of nothing more than finding things to do to pass the time.” “This place is pretty, and I have what I need to survive, but…

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Caregiving Is a Labor of Love

Caregiving is a Labor of Love

Labor Day is celebrated this upcoming Monday.  Labor Day is the federal holiday that honors workers across America.  I have been a family caregiver. I own an agency that provides assistance to family caregivers. I want to honor family and professional caregivers across America on this Labor Day.  I know that caregiving is a labor of love. The…

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Mothers Rock as Family Caregivers!

Mothers Rock as Family Caregivers!

  Mother’s Day was this past Sunday. I am a mother. I have been a family caregiver. I own an agency that provides assistance to family caregivers. Mothers and Women are Primary Family Caregivers Mothers across America are the primary family caregivers in their homes for their children and partners. They may not be the…

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Twenty (20) Springtime Stress Busting Activities for Caregivers During the Pandemic

Twenty (20) Springtime Stress Busting Activities for Caregivers During the Pandemic

There are 66 million family caregivers in America. Caregiving is stressful. Caregiver burnout is common. Caregivers need to practice self-care. Caregivers need to take breaks. Caregivers should look for opportunities to build relaxing activities into their day. Here are some activities for family (and professional) caregivers to be enjoyed this spring season: Buy flowers from…

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Caregiving – A Stressful Calling

Caregiver March 2019 Hands being held

By: Cheryl Hitchcock          Approximately 65 million Americans are caregivers to loved ones. These people, who care for loved ones without training as health care professionals, are in many cases forced to do so due to our aging population and changes in health care system. Whether an ill partner or child, or…

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